Saturday, 25 September 2021 15:40

Mark Benevolent Fund Donation to Naomi House & Jacksplace Childrens Hospices.

As you are probably aware the Mark Benevolent Fund recently made donations amounting to around £100,000 to hospices throughout England in recognition of the lifetime of service and dedication by HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Mark Lodges were asked to nominate a £1,000.00 donation to a hospice of their choice.

As a result of an amount of £6,000.00 was donated to Naomi House & Jacksplace hospices for children and young adults. On Tuesday 14th September 2021 the Provincial Grand Master and the Provincial Charity Steward together with a member of Berkshire Mark were invited to visit and gain an insight into the invaluable work of the hospices. Paul Morgan the Director of Fundraising showed the party around the facilities from the outside and due to Covid restrictions no one was allowed inside. Paul highlighted the way the hospices support a child or young adult diagnosed with a life limiting condition and how Naomi House and Jacksplace becomes their home from home. Their nursing, care, play and family support teams are true experts in delivering the crucial emotional, spiritual, developmental, clinical and holistic care that these children and young adults with some of the most complex medical needs require.

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(L to R) W.Bro. Douglas Marlow (Berkshire) Nigel Wilkinson ProvGChStwd, Paul Morgan Director of Fundraising and R.W.Bro. George Deacon PGM.

The sponsoring Lodges were New Forest No.611, Hindhead No.1049, Norman No.1279, Hector Young No.1395, Woolmer Forest No.1403 and Erlegh No. 1627 in Berkshire.

Altogether a truly enlightening and humbling visit which will live long in the memory.